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A Dialog with:
Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
Mr. Ashank Desai (Founder Member of NASSCOM) & Chairman of WHEELS Charitable Foundation.

Join us for this webinar on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 10.00 AM US ET (7.30PM IST) featuring two industry leaders to explore what the post-COVID scenarios bode for urban and rural development fueled by global industry and services. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 9:45 AM ET OR 7:15 PM IST ) to watch slide show on WGF activities and videos of related projects.

We look forward to this dialog to address many questions following the Prime Minister's 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' (Self-reliant India) and the Finance Minister's 'Economic Stimulus Package': ...

1. What role can CII, NGOs and other associations play to implement PM & FM announced plans?

2. What policy considerations, infrastructure improvements, access to innovation and finance, supply chain modifications, and skills-development are to be expected to jump-start the industry and spur urban and rural entrepreneurship?

3. How can India position itself as a global economic engine post-COVID19?

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar.

We have also published Q&A video for the unanswered questions during 1st Webinar due to time constraint, you may watch it below.
Q & A Session for webinar held on May1: Visualizing the Post-COVID19 World: Speaker Ambassador Pradeep Kapur
Register Here For LIVE Webinar on May 29

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Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)and member of a number of government advisory bodies. Prior to his appointment as Director General of CII, he held several senior positions in CII, including management of CII's regional operations.He was also the first executive director of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance (NFCG),an organisation set up by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Mr. Banerjee is also member of various government advisory committees. He is the vice chairman of the Asia Pacific Chapter of UFI, a global association of the exhibition industry. He is the Co-chairman of the Governing Council.
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Mr. Ashank Desai, Founder and Ex-Chairman of Mastek, is the chief architect in catapulting Mastek into the top 20 software companies in India. He is a leading light of the IT industry in India. He is the founder member and ex-President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). He has also been the Vice President of ASOCIO (Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation) and is the only Indian to be presented with the Honorable Contributor's Award for his outstanding contribution to ASOCIO's growth in 1994. He holds an M. Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. 

Mr. Ashank Desai has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Bombay for his contribution as a software entrepreneur.
WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology Enabled PhilanthropyWGF is organizing this Webinar series, along with WHEELS Charitable Foundation (WCF), India, in collaboration with their partner organizations: IEEE-ISV, PAN IIT, SEVAK, Mission Samriddhi, Capital IIT, Ekal Vidyalaya, Sarjan Foundation, Pratham, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and WIN (WHEELS India Niswarth) Foundation. 

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